Pico Picandine 125 Gr
Your cheesological French grandmother: traditional, diminutive, and adorably wrinkled. Pico could be likened to a more petite goatâ€™s milk Camembert, but its flavor is all its own- aroma of freshly hayed barn floor alongside a deep minerality and delicate goaty tang, all wrapped up in butter and mushroom richness. Cheesemakers in Aquitaine gently pasteurize goatâ€™s milk and ladle it into miniature cheese forms typical of the French countryside. Within a few weeks, an elegantly creased rind has begun to form, reminiscent of powdered doughnuts or greenmarket mushrooms. We then age that rind further in our caves, teasing out notes of wet stone and forest floor- a rich earthiness that never overwhelms the creamy paste. Try it with a fruity, yeasty Champagne for flavor harmony that is sure to please.
Just the Facts
Pale Ales & IPAsHoppy Beers - Pale Ale, IPA, Amber, Red Ale
Hops, glorious hops! Think of hops as the seasoning for beer: they lend the bitter yin to balance malt’s sugary yang. In IPAs and other hoppy beers this humble flower takes center stage. Flavors range from grassy to grapefruit, earthy and dry to resinous pine, depending on which hop varietals are used.
Pair with: Cheeses with enough body to stand up to the bitterness, like clothbound cheddar or aged Gouda.
TempranilloMedium-bodied with flavors of cherry, as well as some cranberry which lends bright acidity. Cinnamon and clove spices, and earthy, leathery flavors balance things out.